Evening Talk: The Making of Elders -Port Moody, B.C.
May 25, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm$35
“Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill” Stephen Jenkinson
Young People need and deserve real recognition of their worth and purpose in life and a living example of enduring discernment as well as courage for the hard and often empty times that are upon us all. The esteem of parents and friends can only go so far: elders must bring the rest. Grandparents must be grand not only for their children’s children, but for all the young ones coming into the world now. Their status as grand people come from having wrangled wisdom from experience and from having become elders more than senior citizens. Grandparents must now be elders even – especially – when no one asks it of them. This is an evening teaching for elders in the making. It is for anyone with a desire to be useful to those now inheriting an endangered and often dangerous world. It is for those who have an instinct and a desire to be an ancestor worth being claimed, worth coming from. We will learn something of the skills of grace in a graceless time, of mentorship and true teaching, of fierce and exemplary compassion. We will coax wisdom from old experience and maybe we can replace retirement with esteemed elder-hood.
Admission $35 + tax. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended. Early bird tickets available for $25 + tax
Registration Contact: Ian & Karen ~ Ph. (604.461.9642 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doors open at 6pm
Location: Kushala Yoga at Suter Brook, #303-130 Brew St., Port Moody, British Columbia